Culture: Near Eastern.
Date: Late 3rd Millenium B.C. (Early Bronze Age).
Condition: Preserving the head from a large statue. Mounted on a custom base stand.
Provenance: Ex: Prominent U.S. East Coast Private collection; Ex: early private collection of Near Eastern antiquities, 1960's.
Measurements: 3 inches high (7 cms).
Featuring a large head with circular drilled eyes, arched brows, large beak like nose, wearing a headress, the hair braided and two strands falling on the sides of the face and another single strand towards the center of the back of the head. Extremly rare this size.
Cf: Cat. 107 a,b, p. 164, Art of the First Cities, The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus; Also, Syria, Tell Selenkahiye, SLK.72.233, National Museum Aleppo.
Ancient Near East